Immigration Info - Cabo Verde
Practical guide to entering Cape Verde
Can enter without a visa
- Qualified foreigners with valid residence permit;
- Foreigners benefiting from a visa exemption or a visa exemption provided for by law or international agreements on visa exemption or free movement and establishments and establishments to which Cape Verde is a party.
- Foreigners holding a laissez-passer issued by States or international organizations recognized by Cape Verde or identifying foreign officials or agents of a mission or international organization issued by the government department responsible for foreign affairs.
- Cape Verdeans who have acquired foreign nationality and their spouses and descendants, upon presentation of a passport, birth certificate, marriage certificate or other document indicating the fact that he was born, married or son of a parent born in Cape Verde.
Documents required Visas on entry at the border
Passport valid for at least 6 months to stay in Cape Verde.
- Pre-registration and ASD (Airport Security Fee)
To obtain a residence visa, the foreigner must:
- Have a transport permit allowing you to enter and leave Cape Verde
- Have sufficient and sufficient means of subsistence for the planned duration of the stay
- Have a valid travel document longer than the authorized duration of stay
- Have entered the national territory legally with a temporary visa, another type of visa or no visa in case of exemption
- Current medical certificate or equivalent
- have an international vaccination certificate
- Present a document justifying the purpose of the residence
- Have adequate housing
- Not have been convicted of a crime punishable by a custodial sentence of more than one year in Cape Verde
- Present on request the criminal record certificate or an equivalent document issued by the competent authority of your country of nationality or habitual residence, valid for at least 6 months and translated into Portuguese by the consular services of Cape Verde.
Directorate of Foreigners and Borders
All control and entry services in the country are provided by the Directorate of Foreigners and Borders.
The Foreigners and Borders Department is headed by a director, under the direct coordination of the deputy national director of the area of intervention.
The Foreigners and Borders Directorate includes:
A) the Aliens Division;
b) the division of the frontier.
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Country Entry Requirements
As a general rule, foreign nationals need a visa to enter and stay in Cape Verde. However, they can enter Cape Verde without a visa:
Foreigners with valid residence permit;
Foreigners benefiting from the visa exemption or waiver provided for by law or international agreements on visa waiver or free movement and establishment of establishments to which Cape Verde is a party.
Foreigners holding a laissez-passer issued by States or international organizations recognized by Cape Verde or identifying a foreign mission official or agent or an international organization issued by the government department responsible for foreign affairs.
Cape Verdeans who have acquired foreign nationality and their spouses and descendants, upon presentation of a passport, birth certificate, marriage certificate or other document establishing that he was born, married or son father or mother born in Cape Verde.
Citizens residing in countries where Cape Verde has no diplomatic representation may apply for an entry visa.
List of countries in which their citizens are exempt from entry visa on Cape Verdean territory or can apply for an entry visa.
All information about the necessary documents, prices, visas and other consular services can be accessed via the link below.